December 05, 2021 13:32
Teamwork by North Precinct officers led to the capture of a bank robber in the Eliot neighborhood.
On Friday, December 3, 2021 at 1:05p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a bank robbery in the 2000 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. Officers responded to the bank while others searched the area for the suspect. The responding officer learned that the suspect claimed to be armed with a gun and demanded money.
The officer found the suspect walking near Northeast San Rafael Street and Northeast Rodney Avenue. The suspect was uncooperative, uncompliant with commands, and tried to walk away from the officers. He also yelled at the officers to shoot him. Officers deployed an CEW (Conducted Electrical Weapon). While it was ineffective, it allowed officers to move in and safely arrest him. No gun was found, but evidence was recovered related to the robbery.
Samuel K. Macon, 48, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a United States Marshals hold. The case is being referred to the United States Attorney of Oregon.
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